Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Saint Don Bosco’s house springs up in Guwahati!

Don Bosco School Guwahati now has a replica of its patron saint’s house. The Salesians of Don Bosco installed a replica of the house at Becchi in Italy, in which saint John Bosco or Don Bosco was born and spent his childhood, on the Don Bosco School premises at Panbazar. The structure is to inspire kids  to ‘dream […]

Budget Telecom bridges Digital Divide

Budget Telecom bridges Digital Divide

95 per cent of the world’s people now live in areas covered by mobile signals. The number of mobile subscriptions worldwide rose to an estimated 7.1 billion in 2015 — it has more than trebled from 2.2 billion in 2005. So says the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations agency, which launched the 2015 […]

Sri Lanka’s ex-president’s son arrested for graft

Sri Lanka’s ex-president’s son arrested for graft

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka)- Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse’s second son was remanded in custody for two weeks after being arrested Saturday on a charge of money laundering, police and court officials said.  Navy officer Yoshitha Rajapakse, 27, was taken into custody by authorities for questioning about dealings at his private television channel, Carlton Sports […]

Bihar MLA tangles with teenager, Dad files police case!

Bihar MLA tangles with teenager, Dad files police case!

PATNA: Now the Congress Party in Bihar should be red in the face! It’s a story of (politically) fatal attraction. The Congress MLA from Bikram in Patna district, Siddharth, and one of his aides has been named for the ‘kidnapping’ of a minor. His aide, Mukesh, was also named in the FIR. Siddharth had won […]

More terror times for Pakistan?

More terror times for Pakistan?

With the January 20 terror attack on a university in northern Pakistan and militant groups splintering into breakaway factions, the fight against terrorism in South Asia will grow more complicated in the near future. Near the city of Peshawar, armed militants stormed Bacha Khan University in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistani security forces battled for […]

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

India has moved forward with plans to improve the country’s crumbling urban infrastructure, naming the first 20 of 97 cities to be upgraded with the latest technology. Two important state capitals, Patna and Calcutta have missed the boat!  The first batch of cities, comprising a total population of 30.54 million, includes New Delhi, Chennai and […]

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh was brought under President’s rule with immediate effect on Tuesday evening at the close of Republic Day.   The office of President Pranab Mukherjee confirmed that the President had given his assent to the cabinet recommendation in the evening after French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest at the […]

Nitish slams Centre’s sly GM seed ploy

Nitish slams Centre’s  sly GM seed ploy

Patna: The Indian government’s moves to facilitate multinationals at the cost of the Indian farmer, while mouthing ‘Make in India’ slogans is often criticized. Now, the environment minister plans to unleash genetically modified mustard seeds in India, it is learnt. The Bihar government opposed the use of GM seeds, and is suspicious of the centre […]

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

The state of Kerala will soon be going to the polls. Here, the CPM (Communist Party Marxist) expects to do well. But the party bosses are hung on the horns of a dilemma. Its most senior leader, 90 year old VS Achutanandan is far from hanging up his boots. He wants to contest the assembly […]

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the BJP election campaign in the north-eastern state of Assam, promising growth and development, as he seeks to reverse a recent trend of electoral setbacks for his party. Assam is the gateway to the region bordering Bangladesh and Bhutan and residents have long complained that successive federal governments […]

Man slices off wife’s nose

Man slices off wife’s nose

KABUL (Afghanistan) – A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked revulsion across the country, with activists demanding punishment for the “barbaric act”. Reza Gul, 20, was rushed to hospital after she was attacked with a pocket knife on Sunday by her […]

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Bragging on Facebook proved costly to an Ahmedabad builder named Mohammed Javed Shaikh. The man had told a family court that he was a mere supervisor with a building firm, earning a mere Rs 4,500 a month. But Shaikh’s posts on Facebook that showed him flaunting a Rado watch, an expensive sports-bike and his future […]

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